Tuesday, August 5, 2008

This Whole Gay Business Started in the 60s, Right?

There's not much of a history to it, is there?

From the top:

-from the Tomb of the "Brothers." Old Kingdom Egypt (2 men buried together who were manicurists to the Pharaoh; you decide).

-The Tyrannicides, Harmodios and Aristogeiton, the gay couple who spoiled everything by murdering the last tyrant of Athens and opening the way to history's first democracy.

-A lovely couple from Hellenistic antiquity

-Longtime couple Marc Allegret and writer Andre Gide in the early 20th century

-Jack Nichols and Liege Clark, an activist couple from the Stonewall era. Jack started even before that in the "homophile" protests against anti-gay hiring practices by the federal government in the early 1960s

-a contemporary gay male family

-a pair of lovely lesbians in London this year.


FranIAm said...

I feel a link coming on. This post says so much.

Anonymous said...

I'm here from a link via Fran. I suppose it makes sense that the gay business started in the 60s since people only started having sex in the Roaring twenties.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Well, you've got it wrong about the 20's...I refer you to a great man whose birthday we will celebrate on the same day as my very own (there are similarities beyond August 25th)...Ludwig, Ludwig, Ludwig...never forget that great name!


Mnmom said...

Like the poster says, history sets things a little too "straight". President Buchanan was gay, according to the book I'm currently reading "Lies Across America".

Grandmère Mimi said...

Excellent, Counterlight. I see that the gay business is not really a brand new thing. The Greeks had gays in their midst? Fancy that.

The painting from Egypt is extraordinary. Pharoah's manicurists? Sorry, I can't help laughing. It's all your fault, you know.